Lesson Plan

Pondering Prefixes

Beyond just prefix identification, this meaty lesson taps into your students’ thinking. Using a combination of analogies, constructing, and deconstructing words with prefixes, students will learn the meaning and mechanics of prefixes.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to construct and deconstruct words with prefixes.
  • Students will be able to determine the meaning of words using a combination of word parts.


(5 minutes)
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  • Tell the students that sometimes we can make an analogy between ideas or words. When we do this, we use what we know to make connections between words that are less familiar.
  • Explain that today we’re going to be learning about prefixes and making connections between words that are similar. We will also be learning how to construct words using prefixes as well as deconstruct words with prefixes to determine the meaning.